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This study aims to present a scientometric analysis of the Marine Pollution Bulletin journal (MPB) during the period of 2008 to 2017. A total of 5416 publications were published during the period of 2008 to 2017 in the MPB journal. The paper covers the scientometric analysis of year-wise distribution of publications Out of total 5416; the maximum numbers of publications are in the year 2017 contributing 905 (16.71%) papers. The relative growth rate (RGR) has decreased from 2009 (0.63) to 2017 (0.18) and the doubling time has increased from 2009 (1.10) to 2017 (3.85) in the span of 10 years. The degree of collaboration in the MPB journal is 0.94, which clearly indicates its dominance of multiple authors' contributions. Among the Prolific authors, Liu J. is in the top rank who has contributed 49 articles. In geographical distribution of publications the highest number of contribution from United States 910 (12.06%).